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Three women hold photos of their daughters, disappeared in Juarez.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today the Pope will deliver a mass in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a city known for having one of the highest rates of femicide in the world. Though the murder rate has decreased slightly, the mothers of disappeared women are still pushing for an end to the violence against women. 

Today the Pope will deliver a mass in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a city known for having one of the highest rates of femicide in the world. Though the murder rate has decreased slightly, the mothers ...

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One year after Ayotzinapa, women still disappear in Mexico every day

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the country and even news outlets outside of Mexico began covering the violence that was rocking the country.

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the country and even news outlets outside of Mexico began covering the violence that was rocking ...

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Feministing Jamz: Mare Advertencia Lirika

Mare Advertencia Lirika is a Zapotec Hip Hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico whose music speaks out for the rights of indigenous women. Now 27, Lírikan began rapping at age 16, using her lyrics to challenge sexism in her own community and call out the Mexican state for its abysmal treatment of indigenous communities. 

Mare Advertencia Lirika is a Zapotec Hip Hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico whose music speaks out for the rights of indigenous women. Now 27, Lírikan began rapping at age 16, using her lyrics to challenge sexism in her own community ...

Diaz Matia bathes her 9-mo-old son where people wash dishes and clothes in a government-run farm worker camp in Isla del Bosque, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Exploitation of Mexican indigenous people puts food on US tables

In the US, it has become more and more common to be selective when it comes to where we purchase our food. Many consumers who can afford to are opting for food that is organic, or even locally grown. But we have yet to develop a national trend around purchasing food that is humanely cultivated.

In the US, it has become more and more common to be selective when it comes to where we purchase our food. Many consumers who can afford to are opting for food that is organic, or even ...

A line of young women holding a banner, their mouths open in protest. They are wearing bandanas on their faces, and many of them have their hair braided.

What Obama’s silence on Ayotzinapa says about the War on Drugs

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out 6 million other undocumented people, it is a step in the right direction, and a pretty big deal. 

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out ...

What you need to know about the 43 disappeared students in Mexico

What happened?

On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that the police were collaborating with organized criminals in the area, but it’s unclear exactly who ordered the attack. According to Laura Carlsen at CIP Americas, “the line between organized crime and government in the city was long ago erased by collusion between the two.” 

What happened?

On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that ...

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